When you have a copyedited manuscript it’s a good time to checklist through a series of items that will give your book professional polish. All of these items were new to me and at first were intimidating. I had so many questions as a self-publisher – do I use my name as the publisher? What’s […]
When my upcoming book “canvas” is ready to be sold my goal is for every word to be letter perfect. Unlike web content (such as this article), which can be updated and corrected on the fly, a book once printed is permanent. Given the complexity of publishing a book, taking the extra step to ensure […]
When I decided to turn 40 years of poetry into a debut book I had a running start and it was tempting to get ahead of the manuscript and jump into the many other elements required to publish a book. I was advised, however, to focus on the manuscript first because so many decisions depend […]
I’ve written poetry for over forty years, inspired by my grade 10 creative writing teacher so many years ago. Poetry captured my imagination: a form of artistic expression that is all about economy, beauty and the search for perfection through the careful selection and thoughtful placement of words.